New Samsung Galaxy On7 and On5 show the company takes its budget Android smartphones more seriously
Styled in Samsung's modern design language (while borrowing the faux leather from the Note 3 days) and featuring not too shabby hardware, the On5 and On7 show Samsung treats its low-end smartphone line-up with more respect, now that the market for premium Android devices has stalled. Strangely, only the Galaxy On7 has been fully detailed on the website, but there's a high probability that the smartphones share the bulk of their hardware features. Still, let's not speculate until we have the On5's actual spec sheet on our hands.
Also of note is that Samsung now details how much storage each factory pre-installed application occupies, and probably lets users uninstall so called 'bloatware' apps as needed. This happens after the Shanghai Consumer Rights Protection Commission sued Samsung and fellow smartphone maker Oppo over the presence of non user-removable software.
Release dates and prices for the On7 and On5 are yet to be revealed, but it is expected the phones will hover somewhere below the $200 mark, at least in China. Although it's certainly nice to see Samsung upgrade its low-end offerings in the design and hardware departments, we doubt the Koreans' move is bold enough to whisk away attention from the $125 Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 in China. Then again, that kind of value for money ratio is hard to match for most of Xiaomi's competitors.
source: Samsung via SamMobile